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Simple and delicious. The boys love fish tacos, so I made it tonight. Adding fresh mangos always gives it a good kick to it. Wished I made more since there wasn’t enough to go around. As soon as we were done, Mr. Piggy took out a box of snacks. Sometimes I forget my boys are growing…  IMG_2465

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Trying out a new chili recipe with roasted sweet potatoes. There were some leftover couscous I tossed in as well. This pot is full of flavors – red onions, green bell peppers, corn, organic pinto beans (from TJ), fresh tomatoes, carrots, roasted sweet potatoes and couscous. I added some heat by sprinkling some chili peppers to it. Surprisingly, my picky eater said it wasn’t so bad. He finished the whole bowl without much complaints. IMG_2100

My sister gave me Ted Allen’s cookbook a while ago, and finally had the chance to scan through it. This grilled Chile-lime shrimp with couscous, mango, and zucchini recipe popped right out. Never made couscous before and didn’t realize it’s so easy and quick to make! Everything about this was so perfect – the flavor, the color, and the texture. We absolutely loved it. Of course, the picky eater once again literally picked on it here and there while all 3 of us got seconds, and thirds. Will definitely make it again. IMG_1337IMG_1339IMG_1346

Another one pot wonder today for dinner! This is my first making jambalaya. Sure it’s not the most healthy meal (sausage and bacon), but hey, I skimped on the butter, so that makes a bit better? I guess? Not sure how it suppose to taste like (since I’ve only had it once). Will give it a try next time I see it on the menu (when we go out).

Boys approved it. I made a big pot so Dai Bee packed some for lunch tomorrow. IMG_9569

This is simple, quick and economical, something that can easily satisfy our taco cravings on this fine sunny Tuesday. IMG_9610

Made quiche for the very first time for our meatless Monday tonight, from scratch. This is a mushroom asparagus quiche. Wasn’t sure how the boys like it, especially Ah Lo since he’s not a fan of mushrooms. Not like he had the choice, he ate everything. Dai Bee gave me a thumbs up and ate as much as he could. IMG_7872

I didn’t have enough time to pre-bake the crust, so it came up a bit soggy. I never tried quiche before, so I am not sure if I have the right texture. Taste wise, I thought it was good. During dinner, we searched up what the word ‘quiche’ means and where this dish originated. I love how my boys are still curious about everything.IMG_7877

Tonight I’m trying out the vegetarian bibimbap for meatless Monday meal. Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish whose name (bibim) translates as “mixed,” and (bap) “cooked rice.” There are many variations on this dish, from simple to elaborate. Since it’s meatless tonight, I used bean curd to substitute as meat. This meal takes a lot of work to  prepare. It would be difficult (for working families) to make this on a weeknight. I started to prep yesterday (slice and dice).

I tried to simulate the stone-bowl bibimbap at home (knowing the boys would love the crusty rice at the bottom). Since I don’t have stone bowls, I used to small pots! After mixing everything together, the boys actually enjoyed this meal very much. Sure, maybe next time when we have it with beef. FullSizeRender 2IMG_7161

Since we didn’t have enough pots, Mr. Piggy and I used regular bowls. FullSizeRender 3

Meatless Monday meal serving Korean sticky rice cakes. I liked the chewy texture of the noodles. It went well with the vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu. Was hoping to have leftovers for lunch, but didn’t happen.

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Our meatless Monday meal today – japchae, a classic Korean stir fry. A popular dish made from sweet potato noodles you will find in Korean restaurants. I’ve made it with tofu and boys loved it.

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Our meatless Monday meal – going for vegetarian kimchi fried rice. Didn’t think the boys would like it, worried it might be too spicy. They went for seconds! Meatless meals are such a hit Dai Bee is now request that we have it two days in a week.

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